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Sharps Disposal

What is sharps waste?


Sharps include any metal, plastic or glass object with sharps edges or corners, that are used in medical or research laboratory and/or patient care. The most common types of sharps are hypodermic needles/syringes, scalpel blades and blood vials, but a more complete list of items that are considered sharps waste can be found below:

  • needles
  • hypodermic needles
  • acupuncture needles
  • syringes
  • scalpels
  • blades
  • endo files
  • root canal files
  • burs
  • carpules
  • pasteur pipettes
  • glass blood vials
  • culture dishes
  • broken glassware
  • specimen tubes
  • flasks
  • beakers
  • IV tubing
  • contaminated IV bags
  • exposed dental wires

Disposing of sharps waste must be done according to state and federal regulations. We’ve put together a guide that explains how to properly dispose of sharps for your facility.

Sharps disposal containers

Medasend offers sharps disposal containers that are fully compliant with state and federal regulations. Any facility or practice that generates sharps is required to properly dispose of the waste via specially designed sharps containers. Medasend’s range of sharps disposal containers will work for your organization, no matter how big or how small.

Why choose Medasend?

Since 1999, Medasend has helped countless organizations by providing a safe, reliable and cost-effective medical waste disposal service.

Your concern is our concern

From private practices to facilities with thousands of employees and everything in between, Medasend can handle your medical waste disposal needs with speed and accuracy. Medasend genuinely cares about its customers and is able to deliver the prompt and reliable service that you deserve at a competitive price.

What you’re quoted is what you pay – No hidden fees!

While our competitors nickel and dime you with administrative, fuel, power and other hidden fees, Medasend customers will always only pay exactly what they are quoted. No extra charges. No hidden fees.

Custom pickup plans

For the past decade and a half, Medasend has built an error-proof, reliable and consistent truck pickup grid that makes it extremely easy for our customers to schedule medical waste pickups on a custom pickup plan.

Easy to read billing validated by completed manifests

Medasend puts a lot of time and effort into documenting and tracking of each of our clients’ medical waste. Required shipping manifests, tracking systems and more come packaged with our outstanding medical waste disposal services.

Exceptional customer service

No more waiting days and weeks! Our customer service staff and medical waste compliance specialists realize the importance of attending to the needs of our customers, and it’s not something we take for granted. With on-call staff available 24/7, your concern is our concern.

Call 1-800-200-3581 today to learn how you can save on your sharps disposal expenses!
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